In a post May 11, I explained that I would be expanding significantly the book I was about to release about Kelly Stewart, the former Army Special Forces sergeant released from the U.S. Military Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth March 31 after spending two years behind bars based on a wrongful conviction. Today, I offer an update.
Despite my best intentions — and my seeming inability to look away from hot-news-of-the-day subjects — during the past six weeks, I’ve been unable to devote as much time to the book as I would have liked. Instead, I was distracted by votes in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund fraud, by apparent corruption in Missouri Family Court cases; by heavy-handed USDA bureaucrats cracking down on people engaged in selling rabbits and using rabbits in magic acts and other activities that run contrary to the agenda of radical animal rights groups; and by news of the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation being clouded by the FBI’s practice of hiding evidence in secret databases.
After being posted on Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism, a couple of these stories went viral, even appearing on the Drudge Report and Rush Limbaugh. Because this notoriety yielded very little in terms of financial support from readers, I’ve had to make a difficult decision to concentrate my efforts on finishing the book, a project I think will produce revenue.
Much like the store owner who hangs a “Gone Fishing” sign on his door during the peak of fishing season, I’m hanging a virtual “Gone Writing” sign on the front page of this blog.
While it doesn’t mean I will completely stop writing posts for this blog, it does mean — and, believe me, this is hard to write — I will not be writing much in this space until I finish the book.
Wish me luck.
UPDATE 9/29/11 at 8:26 p.m. Central: Three Days In August.
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